Google Earth: New Imagery – December

Google Earth has just rolled out some fresh imagery for us!


As is almost always the case, you can use Google Maps to determine for sure whether or not a specific area is fresh. This new imagery isn’t in Google Maps yet, so you can compare Earth vs. Maps to see what’s new; the fresh imagery is already in Google Earth, but the old imagery is still in Google Maps. If you compare the two side-by-side and they’re not identical, that means that you’ve found a freshly updated area in Google Earth!

  • France: Demigny, Paris — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • Germany: Angermunde, Delmenhorst — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • India: Chennai
  • Norway: Jorpeland — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • Romania: Oradea — thanks ‘bogdan’
  • Spain: Barcelona
  • Thailand: Ratchaburi — thanks ‘Andy’
  • United States: Arkansas (Pine Bluff), Georgia (Athens)

Android app for Google Offers


Google announcing their new Google Offers mobile app, that allows you to discover, buy and redeem your favorite deals on the go. The free app will notify you about all the great Offers that match your interests. You can purchase offers in just a few clicks and even redeem paperlessly with select merchants.


Check out today’s deal from REI on the Google Offers app: $15 for $25 to spend on gear at the national outdoor retailer.

Visit Android Market to download the app and check out to learn more about Google Offers.

The Google Offers mobile app is only available in the US.

Defense Department Testing to Affect GPS Signals in Southeastern U.S.

FAA Flight Advisory Map

Engadget passes on a Federal Aviation Administration advisory (PDF) that, due to Defense Department testing, GPS signals may be “unreliable or unavailable” within several hundred miles of a point off the coast of Florida and Georgia for brief periods between January 20 and February 22, 2011. The advisory is aimed at pilots, but we can surmise that terrestrial GPS usage — admittedly less a matter of life or death than aviation — might be affected as well. The radius affected increases with altitude: 370 nautical miles (685 km) at 40,000 feet (FL400, 12,200 m), falling to 215 nautical miles (398 km) at 4,000 feet (1,220 m).